Microsoft Visual C++

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Visual C++
Initial releaseFebruary 1993; 31 years ago (1993-02)[1]
Stable release
14.16.27012.6 / November 15, 2018; 5 years ago (2018-11-15)
Written inC++[2]
Operating systemWindows
PlatformIA-32, x86-64 and ARM
Available inEnglish, Chinese (Simplified & Traditional), Czech, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish, Turkish
LicenseTrialware and freeware

Microsoft Visual C++ is a coding environment made by Microsoft, mainly used for coding in C and C++. The software provides helpful tools for programmers, such as a debugging tool to help find bugs in written code. The program is available in both trial and free versions.

Some programs require the Visual C++ library package to be installed on the computer in order to run in the first place.

The previous version of Visual C++ was called Microsoft C/C++, originally used to compile code written in C. The first version of Microsoft Visual C++ was officially released in February of 1993.

The product was first created as an environment for C programming, however it only supported the original C library rather than the C99 revision. In 2013, Visual C++ included support for various C99 features, however it was not until 2015 that Visual C++ included full support of the C99 standard library. The C11 revision that replaced the C99 revision is still not supported in recent versions of Visual C++, however the company has plans to add them in future versions.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Visual C++ adds Windows support". InfoWorld. February 22, 1993. p. 17.
  2. Lextrait, Vincent (January 2010). "The Programming Languages Beacon, v10.0". Archived from the original on 30 May 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2010.

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